IMMA lets people virtually explore The Moderns exhibition

1 Nov 2011

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is letting people virtually explore its latest exhibition, The Moderns, allowing them to customise their experiences.

The exhibition features more than 180 artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, designers and composers, tracing Ireland’s development of modernism from the 1900s to the 1970s. It’s also the inaugural event for the museum’s upcoming 20th anniversary.

To celebrate this, the IMMA has set up an online collection of work through to help people experience the exhibition online. It showcases the exhibition’s rooms and includes 3D viewing options on selected works.

The online exhibition can be explored as a standard tour from the start. Users can also select their own route and direction by choosing an artist, era, genre or room.

As well as showing the rooms as they were curated, users can select their favourite works and curate their own show, which can be shared through Facebook, Twitter and email.

The site will broadcast shows and artist lectures in real time and hosts a collection of prerecorded discussions from critics, educators, artists and curators on the exhibition.

The Moderns also has an iOS app which brings all these features to iPhones. The app also includes FILM by Samuel Beckett.